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isirv Shanghai 2017

In Brief
  1. The 6th ESWI Influenza Conference 10-13 September 2017 ~details here~
  2. 5th ISIRV-AVG Conference, 14-16 June 2017, Shanghai,China – Register now!
  3. ISIRV Journal: IRV impact factor now up to 2.378
  4. Transmission of Respiratory Viruses Conference - 19-21 June Hong Kong ~details here~


  5th ISIRV-AVG Conference                                       14 - 16 June 2017 
Prevention and Treatment of RVIs:
Antivirals, Traditional Therapies and Host-Directed Interventions
Regal East Asia Hotel, Shanghai, China.                          
This Conference will be of interest to research investigators, clinicians and Public Health experts. It will focus on the progress in combatting respiratory virus infections (RVIs) with vaccines and therapeutics, including novel antiviral approaches, and will address regional issues, like the impact of RVIs in Asia and the use/effectiveness of traditional Chinese medicines. A special symposium on novel coronaviruses (SARS/MERS) will be featured.
For further information, please visit the website

  2nd IMRP Conference  - Singapore                              7 - 9 March 2018 
This is the 2nd in a planned series of International Meetings on Respiratory Pathogens which aim to be the premier global forum on respiratory viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. The focus will be on recent advances in epidemiology, immunology, diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics, plus clinical management. It will bring together clinicians, public health professionals, scientists and policy makers to learn about respiratory pathogens and discuss the next steps in reducing the burden of these diseases through research and policy initiatives. A full day of parallel sessions will be devoted to providing updates for policy makers to increase their understanding on respiratory diseases and to allow for better research-policy interactions that will accelerate translational research. Further details will be available on the website in the near future.

  4th International NIV Symposium                                 18 - 20 April 2018 
The Grand, Brighton, UK
Following the success of the 3rd International Symposium on Neglected Influenza Viruses (Georgia, USA) this conference will retain the format. It aims to explore the latest surveillance data, vaccination and control strategies, diagnostic techniques, experimental research data and epi­demiological and economic impact studies relating to swine, equine, canine and other nonhuman/nonavian influenza viruses. Further information will be available shortly.

  Symposium: The Centenary of the 1918-19 Pandemic    24 - 26 June 2018 
New Francis Crick Institute, London
Plans are underway to organise, in conjunction with the Francis Crick Institute, a symposium to mark the centenary of the 1918-19 pandemic.


  11th International RSV Symposium                                3 - 7 October 2018 
Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC, USA
The Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Society is holding their 11th International RSV Symposium in beatutiful Asheville, North Carolina.This is the premier global conference for RSV researchers in academia and industry, hosting scientists, students, non-profits, regulators, sponsors and industry. Further details will be made available in the coming months.

  News                  
Influenza Vaccine
The recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2016-2017 northern hemisphere influenza season can be found here
Zoonotic Influenza
The update 'Antigenic and genetic characteristics of zoonotic influenza viruses and development of candidate vaccine viruses for pandemic preparedness' can be found here.
MERS-CoV
Information and links to other sources of information on this evolving situation is available in the news section
  Other Events     
Transmission of Respiratory Viruses: from Basic Science to Evidence-Based Options for Control  19-21 June 2017  Harbour Grand Hotel, Hong Kong
This international conference, organised by the University of Hong Kong, will bring together researchers working with different respiratory viruses and interested in transmission from different perpectives. For more details, visit the meeting website


  Members' Resources  
IRV Journal
The ISIRV Journal, Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses, is now published in an Online Only format. No printed issue will be produced but authors will still be able to order offprints of their own articles.ISIRV members will receive a 10% discount for articles submitted. Contact membership@isirv.org for the code.

  Recent ISIRV Events            
The ISIRV School of Influenza 2016:  After two successful Summer Schools of Influenza held in 2011 and 2012, the University of Siena and isirv organised the third edition of the School of Influenza from 11-15 April 2016 in the beautiful medieval town of Siena (Italy). 65 young scientists from five continents gathered to spend one intense week of seminars and workshops led by world-renowned scientists in influenza... read more

The inaugural International Meeting on Respiratory Pathogens (IMRP) conference took place on 2-4 September 2015 in Singapore. A report of the IMRP conference can be found here and resources from that meeting are available in the members' area.